PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Community Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/section/Community-Colleges/33/ 2017-05-25T06:44:22-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education For Community-College Presidents, a Challenging Role Yields High Turnover http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Community-College/239624 2017-03-29T04:55:00-04:00 The top job is changing rapidly, and a number of long-tenured leaders are retiring. That has put their offices in a state of flux. By Nell Gluckman How CUNY Community Colleges Make Intensive Student Support Work http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-CUNY-Community-Colleges/239394 2017-03-05T18:30:00-05:00 Their ASAP program is considered one of the nation’s most successful examples of intensive support, much of it nonacademic, for underprepared students. By Katherine Mangan 5 Tactics to Help Remedial Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/5-Tactics-to-Help-Remedial/239404 2017-03-05T18:30:00-05:00 Learning communities and other approaches can make the crucial difference. By Katherine Mangan Remedial-Education Reform May Fall Short Without More Focus on Nonacademic Support http://www.chronicle.com/article/Remedial-Education-Reform-May/239353 2017-03-01T04:55:00-05:00 Current efforts don’t spend enough time dealing with challenges such as students’ financial insecurity, hunger, and homelessness, a new report asserts. By Katherine Mangan The Transfer Experience: a Student Perspective http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Transfer-Experience-a/238775 2017-01-01T18:30:08-05:00 Andy Hedrick, who started at a community college and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington, says he could have used more guidance from the institutions on course credits and other topics. By Ben Gose A Community College, Deeply Rooted, Evolves to Survive http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Community-College-Deeply/237951 2016-10-02T18:48:43-04:00 Founded before the Civil War to educate young women, small-town Mitchell Community College has survived by keeping up with its county’s changing needs. By Lawrence Biemiller After ITT Tech's Collapse, Other Colleges Try to Pick Up the Pieces http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-ITT-Techs-Collapse/237732 2016-09-09T00:35:00-04:00 Community colleges have often balked at accepting credits from for-profit colleges. But many of them are trying to aid the thousands of displaced students who now face a crisis. By Katherine Mangan How One College Helps Its Students Navigate the Maze of Social Services http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-College-Helps-Its/237505 2016-08-19T04:57:42-04:00 Skyline College is one of a small but growing number of institutions that look beyond financial aid to help ensure that living expenses don’t delay or derail adult students. By Kelly Field 6 Steps to a Benefits-Access Program on Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/6-Steps-to-a-Benefits-Access/237503 2016-08-19T04:55:00-04:00 Under pressure to improve their completion rates, a number of institutions are turning to public benefits to help students cover their living expenses, and keep them in school. By Kelly Field 3 Challenges in Creating a Public-Benefits-Access Program — and How to Overcome Them http://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Challenges-in-Creating-a/237504 2016-08-19T04:54:00-04:00 In a pilot project on building programs to help students navigate government services, colleges came up with some creative solutions to the problems they encountered. By Kelly Field New Leader, New Vision for California Community Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/New-Leader-New-Vision-for/237173 2016-07-19T04:54:45-04:00 Eloy Ortiz Oakley, who will take charge of the 113-campus system in December, says the colleges must become more "nimble" in responding to the state’s work-force needs. By Eric Kelderman What Community Colleges Are Doing to Counteract Declining Enrollments http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Community-Colleges-Are/236249 2016-04-26T04:55:00-04:00 Two-year colleges have been steadily losing students, and that’s not just because of an improving economy. New research has found that four-year colleges are luring students away, too. By Katherine Mangan California’s 2-Year Colleges Explore a New Accreditation Model http://www.chronicle.com/article/California-s-2-Year-Colleges/235775 2016-03-18T20:12:19-04:00 The community colleges are moving forward with plans to change how they are accredited but not necessarily their accreditor. By Eric Kelderman As Plans for Free Community College Spread, Educators Seek to Include Adult Learners http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Plans-for-Free-Community/234669 2015-12-21T16:30:00-05:00 In a wave of new initiatives, here’s a look at two states’ decisions to help older students. By Kate Stoltzfus Looking Beyond the Data to Help Students Succeed http://www.chronicle.com/article/Looking-Beyond-the-Data-to/229553 2015-04-22T04:57:17-04:00 Assessment tools let educators zero in on traits they can help students improve, like classroom behaviors and study skills, conference speakers say. By Katherine Mangan Potential New Leaders of 2-Year Colleges Face Higher Hurdles http://www.chronicle.com/article/Potential-New-Leaders-of/229537 2015-04-21T04:56:11-04:00 Just as a "tsunami" of retirements approaches, the president's job is getting scarier. Tighter budgets and pressure to reform are among the challenges new chiefs will confront. By Katherine Mangan Community-College Gathering Takes Up Challenges, Familiar and Fanciful http://www.chronicle.com/article/Community-College-Gathering/229491 2015-04-20T04:56:00-04:00 Budget woes and completion goals are on the agenda. So are secret shoppers and new ideas for engaging students. After all, someone has to program and fly all those drones.  By Katherine Mangan To Improve Retention, Community Colleges Teach Self-Esteem http://www.chronicle.com/article/To-Improve-Retention/229191 2015-04-09T04:55:00-04:00 Providing peer mentors and service-learning projects can help remedial students stay the course. By Katherine Mangan The Players Who Influenced Obama’s Free-College Plan http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Players-Who-Influenced/151145 2015-01-11T15:30:00-05:00 The White House’s proposal bears familiar fingerprints. Here’s a tour of the research and programs that helped inform it. By Katherine Mangan and Beckie Supiano At 2 Community Colleges, Enthusiasm for the Free-Tuition Idea http://www.chronicle.com/article/At-2-Community-Colleges/151149 2015-01-11T05:00:00-05:00 Some students already have much of the cost of attendance defrayed by grants, but they’re still pleased at the prospect of broader government support. By Maddy Berner, Casey Fabris, Lisa Philip, and Madeline Will